Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., said Monday he expects a better night in North Milwaukee following a violent weekend of protests in the city after an unnamed black police officer fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith, an armed black man.
"We're hoping that things have eased down," Walker said on Fox News' "Kelly File" Monday night. "Things got a little bit quieter last night, although there were still disturbances. But our hope is tonight things will finally quiet down, thanks in large part to leadership of many pastors and other church leaders in the Milwaukee community."
Protesters burned down a gas station and threw rocks at law enforcement officers Saturday. Four cops were wounded in the attacks and 17 people were arrested.
Walker spent much of Monday with the state and local police and government officials, including Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the National Guard.
The Badger State's Justice Department requires an independent investigation into every officer-related shooting and Walker said this case will be reviewed.
Walker said he expects to attend a Tuesday fundraiser with Republican nominee Donald Trump. The former 2016 presidential candidate was absent from an Aug. 5 Trump rally in Green Bay, drawing questions about his support for the billionaire businessman's political campaign.
As of 10 p.m. EST, Milwaukee remains quiet, with no reported mass protests or riots. The city is still enforcing a 10 p.m. curfew for teenagers.